Francophone Studies | AUM

Francophone Studies

Program Description

The ability to work with people from other cultures is becoming ever more important, and speaking a foreign language will give you a head start in almost any field: international business, law, journalism, government, the military and more. This concentration enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in French. This option has a culture  track (more internationally related course work in the humanities and political science) and a trade track (more courses in international economics and business). Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.

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Department of History and World Languages & Cultures 
​Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 348

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Francophone Studies concentration within the World Languages and Cultures program includes:

Course #

Course Name

Course Description

GEOG 3950

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems history and theory, spatial concepts, research design, computer cartography, data collection and entry, information, storage, relational database design, digitizing, raster/vector operations, GPS and GIS, remote sensing analysis, overlay operations, spatial statistics and predictive modeling, spatial queries, and GIS output.

INTL 3000

Introduction to International Studies (writing intensive)

An interdisciplinary course that focuses on cultural differences that influence attitudes, assumptions and behavior, especially as they affect intercultural communications.

INTL 4400

Special Topics in INTL (writing intensive)

Period or topic courses in International Studies, the exact emphasis announced at each course offering.

FREN 1010

Elementary French I/Lab

Basic language skills with emphasis on conversation. For students with less than two years of high school French. Exposure to culture. Multimedia computer lab required.

FREN 1020

Elementary French II/Lab

Basic language skills with emphasis on conversation. Exposure to culture. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 1010.

FREN 2010

Intermediate French I/Lab

Language skills, grammar review, reading in French culture, literature and history. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 1020 or two or more years of high school French.

FREN 2020

Intermediate French II/Lab

Systematic review of problems in French grammar for speakers of English. Prepares students for conversation, composition and civilization in the third-year sequence. Multimedia computer lab required. Prerequisite FREN 2010.

Four FREN courses at 3000 or 4000 level

4 Additional language courses (12 semester hours) must include conversation, composition, and civilization course

Business/Electives (12 semester hours)

Economics (3 semester hours)